Eddie Hassell Wiki Eddie Hassell Biography
American actor Eddie Hassell died at age 30 after being shot in Texas Sunday morning.
The star was best known for his roles in the 2010 Oscar-nominated film The Kids Are All Right and on the NBC television show Surface.
Hassell’s representatives confirmed the news of his death to Variety.
The actor died in what appeared to be a carjacking, although the incident was still under investigation.
According to the New York Times, the actor was shot in front of his girlfriend’s apartment in a Dallas suburb around 1:00 a.m. Sunday and died in hospital shortly after.
Paying tribute, actor Gary Cairns tweeted: “R.I.P. Eddie Hassell … Tragic. So talented and full of life. We will miss you, my friend.”
“This is so devastating. My heart and thoughts go out to Eddie Hassell’s family,” added actress Allie Gonino. “A beautiful talent taken too soon.”
Who was Eddie Hassell?
In 2010, the Texas-born actor showed his skills to the world in the comedy-drama film The Kids Are All Right, which was one of the first mainstream films to show a same-sex couple raising two teenagers.
It was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
In it, he played the character Clay, a friend of Laser (Josh Hutcherson), whose parents (Annette Bening and Julianne Moore) believe he is unstable.
In a 2013 interview with Elle, Hassell said her skateboarding skills helped her land the role.
“Skateboarding has been a big part of my life, it also made me participate in commercials,” she explained.
“I liked horseback riding and rodeos in Texas and when I moved to Los Angeles I started skating. I did all my stunts. I like anything with a board: surfing,
Eddie Hassell Death
November 1, 2020, Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
At the beginning of his career,
Hassell played Phil Nance, the best friend of schoolboy Miles Barnett, on the sci-fi television series Surface.
He appeared in 10 episodes, performing opposite artists such as Leighton Meester and Lake Bell, before NBC announced in 2006 that the series had been canceled after one season.
In 2013, Hassell played young Chris Espinosa in Jobs, a biopic about Apple founder Steve Jobs, opposite Ashton Kutcher.
In reaction to the news of Hassell’s death, Apple senior employee Espinosa posted online: “This is a tragedy and nonsense.”